MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Coach of the U.S. swimming team for the 1980 Olympics, GEORGE HAINES, 54, of the Foxcatcher swim club in Newtown Square, Pa. Haines has coached the men's or women's team in five previous Olympics.
NAMED: Winner of the Heisman Trophy, Oklahoma's BILLY SIMS. Only the sixth junior to be voted the award, Sims led the nation in scoring with 20 touchdowns and in rushing with 1,762 yards on 231 carries.
FIRED: Football coaches DOUG DICKEY, 45, of Florida; CAL STOLL, 56, of Minnesota; and BOB COMMINGS, 45, of Iowa. Dickey had a nine-year record of 58-43-2; Stoll a seven-year record of 39-39; and Commings a five-year record of 17-38.
FIRED: By the Cincinnati Reds, Manager SPARKY ANDERSON, 44, who in nine years directed the Reds to two world championships, four pennants, five division titles and second-place finishes the past two seasons. He was twice named National League Manager of the Year, and his 863-586 record makes him the winningest skipper in Cincinnati history. JOHN McNAMARA, 46, former manager of the A's (1969-70) and Padres (1974-77), will replace Anderson.